breakfast of champions

http://www.oregonblueberry.com

Maybe its becauses I miss Oregon, or maybe it’s because blueberries are just delicious… or maybe its because I can sneak a load of spinach into my blueberry smoothie and not taste it.

Either way, I’m digging the blueberry-spinach-flaxmeal smoothies I whip up for breakfast.  They take about 3 minutes to make and they are full of protein, fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamin K, omega 3 fats and a bunch of other good stuff.

Having a tasty breakfast sets me up to not crave sugar, especially if it is a protein-rich breakfast.  Adding a serving of rice protein (or whatever you like) does the trick for me.  I add about 3/4 cup frozen Oregon berries from Costco with a scoop of Rainbowlight rice protein, a generous handfull of spinach, a tbsp of flaxmeal, and water.  Blend for 1 minute and you’re good to go.

PS: this is a Vegan recipe, but you could add yogurt or whey protein or whatever for a lacto-ovo experience!

No time for breakfast?  Bologna – this takes less than 5 minutes and the recipe is very forgiving.  You can put it in your reusable coffee mug and drink it on the way to work or whatever.    It seems to hold me for about 3 hrs, or 3.5 if I push it.

Caution: it may turn your lips purple, so look in the mirror before you leave the house!

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2 thoughts on “breakfast of champions

  1. CJ June 4, 2010 / 1:27 am

    I concur wholeheartedly – smoothies rock and i’m glad too. it’s a time saver as i can sip them as around the house if needed. or i can bring it to work and sip it at my leasure. and my smoothie keeps me for a few hours too as the protein ingredient is essential. also, i add chia seeds to my smoothie, they are high in protein too. and since the seeds absorb 10x their size, you stay full longer, a bonus.

    i have learned to skip a couple of steps from purchasing the following:

    http://www.shoposter.com/product_detail.asp?T1=OST%206026-BG3&HDR=OSTBLENDACC

    i’ve had mine for a year or so my model it a bit different. mine came with a straw that i need most times as my smoothies are on the thick side. my girlfriend just purchased the above to replace the same model i had. she found with the new width – everything blends better.

    anyhoo, i’m not needing to wash the blender jar or pour the contents into a second contain to drink from it.

    yay for smooties

    • offwhiteliving June 6, 2010 / 10:16 pm

      Oh, that gadget looks really cool! And for only $13 that’s a steal. Thanks for sharing it with us. Also, I appreciated your comment about how ZuZu (the family dog) likes juice pulp – yet another clever use 🙂 It always amazes me to hear how much dogs like fruits and veggies. Now you can all enjoy the benefits of juicing 🙂

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